Messy Church is a relaxed style of church suitable for all ages.
Values are about being Christ-centred ,and being inter-generational, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.
What Messy Church is and isn’t . . . .
Messy Church is . . . .
a style of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality
in the words of Claire Dalpra of The Sheffield Centre, UK: ‘Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.’
it is primarily for people who don’t already belong to a church.
its aim is to introduce Jesus and to grow closer to him.
it meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don’t already belong to church.
most Messy Churches meet once a month, a few meet more frequently and some meet once a term.
it includes a welcome, a creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy, a celebration time involving story, prayer, song and a shared meal.
all elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
Upcoming Messy Church Dates:
24th October 2021, 4-6pm
Combined this month with: St Barnabas Church
School Road Ngongotaha.